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. >> he was one of the most influential men in afghanistan. he was president of kandahar provincial council and of course half brother to the president of afghanistan and that gave him additional power. people in kandahar said you couldn't get anything done without going through him. his brother the president of afghanistan said his death is a reflection of the suffering of the afghan people. but l he was plagued by allegations throughout his political career that he was corrupt. and that he was also involved in the drug trade. these are allegations he denied. but those allegations floating out there serve to undermine u.s. and nato effort to create a stable government in afghanistan. and it also comes at a very bad time as the u.s. tries to draw back soldiers from afghanistan. highlighting the success they have had militarily in kandahar and in helman professor since. his death shows instability still exist ins those areas. this is abc news, afghanistan. >>> it was in afghanistan that one soldier displayed great courage and today president obama annualed his sacrifice. >>
in south east afghanistan celebrated independent day with a flag raising ceremony and military band. >> this may be the last july 4th ceremony spent in afghanistan for some of these soldiers. as the draw down of u.s. troops is set to begin. president obama ordered a troop reduction of 10,000 bit end of the year and another 23,000 by september 2012. military leaders say the president withdrawal plan is more aggressive than they had anticipated. >> you represent the latest in long line of hero whose have served our country with honor, you made incredible zacchary faces to protect the freedom that we all enjoy. i have got some of those heroes here with us today. >>reporter: for third year in a row the first family celebrating the fourth of july with service members and their families. more than 1,000 l military hero and loved ones gather on the south lawn for barbecue and first rate view of the national capitol fireworks tonight. the president told them america is proud of you. rock band train singleer song writer amos lee and u.s. marine band were on the schedule. >> now to amer
died in afghanista afghanistan. sergeant was killed by a rocket propelled grenade on tuesday. his father told us that he died defending his men. he was married with two young sons. amber was career soldier. he joined the military when just 20. sergeant amber was 36 years ol old. he leaves behind a wife and 2 young i sons. >> meanwhile pentagon announced today it will immediately start accepting applications from openly gay recruit and will stop enforcing the don't ask don't tell policy. today moratorium follow as ruling wednesday by the 9th circuit court of appeals in san francisco ordering the defense department to stop enforcing that law. court said that prohibiting openly gay troops is unconstitutional because it treats gay americans differently. >> and new state law says electronic cyberbullying will not be tolerated. cyberbullying prevention bill allows school officials to suspend students who post abusive message on social networking site. prior to this state anti-bullying law didn't expressly include those kinds of messages. bill author san jose assembly woman campo
mail of the family of british soldiers killed in iraq and afghanistan. paul was a reporter and editor at the news of the world. >> it was certainly a really commonplace to practice. >> this is beyond the murder dock empire. it was revealed london police were if selling scoop in exchange for bribe. there are allegations that praiment turned a blind eye even though he knew what was going on with murdoch. >> jeffrey reporting. advertisers have been pulling their business as details have come to light. word that former editor and senior journalist will be arrested tomorrow. >> new signs tonight that the economy on the rebound. some of the numbers look very encouraging but of course when it comes to the economy as we have learned recently looks can be deceiving. rebound in retail sales and strong jobs reports push stocks near highest level of the year. the doi dow jones up 3 points finishing at this number, up several points up from only a few weeks ago. one month retail sales provide a snap shot but a trend any more than stock prices on a single day? more on that here's david loui lo
defense gold medal. they with honored for rescuing a french helicopter crew in afghanistan last month after the french helicopter crashed in bad weather. captain mosier guided that mission. >>> and soldier from san francisco got home come he deserved today after so many years. eduardo tool died in germany during world war ii but he has been missing in action ever since. today o'toole welcomed home by veteran group. vick lee takened the service. if [ taps] officials heavy mist with gray if feel over the schlts he came home 66 years after killed in world war ii. he was identified through his dog tag and dental records. newspaper obit said o'toole had no surviving family members. that struck a chord with pat fichlt read it in the paper. and i thought there's no way i'm going to let him be buried with no one here. >>reporter: so she called her other friends. friends lake mag. >> when pat mentioned it at lunch i said i want to go. >>reporter: in fact she wore the navy necklace her dad gave her mom at the end of world war ii. >> just felt appropriate to wear it and be here. >>reporter
to veterans returning from iraq and afghanistan. it ace program specifically designed for female vets. here's health and science reporter carolyn johnson. >> so i will ask you to close your eyes. let that peaceful quality about travel through all parts of you. >> army veteran is learning to manage emotion that have haunted her for months. diagnosed with ptsd after her return from iraq she says the adjustment back to normal life has been slow. >> sometimes i'll be somewhere let's say say for instance in a mall or something and then i'll see myself back in iraq. >> then imagine wrapping all of that experience in something like a bubble or a balloon. >>reporter: the session isn't taking place at the va as you might expect. it's part of a program being organized by the institute for health and healing at california pacific francisco. counselor davenport says the institute integrates variety of alternative therap therapies from this session known as guided imagery to massage and acupuncture your treatment. >> then we have a whole array of classes including yoga, tai chi, chicago gong various
says the man may stay with a cousin in hayward. >> turn next to afghanistan. we get our first lack tonight at grizzly new images from inside the luxury hotel in kabul swarmed by saw side bombers would went on the deadly attack. in a news exclusive we take you inside. >> abc news filmed the first image from inside intercontinental. attacker blew themselves up in bedrooms. stairwell. in the hallway. top floor was completely destroyed by fire. on the roof massive fire fight. attacker brought bag full of red bull an water to she could fight for hours. about for the first time senior afghan police official admitted to abc news take his men wouldn't have retaken the hotel without the help of these nato special forces. later this month afghan forces are supposed to take responsibility for security in parts of the country. the response to this attack raises questions about whether they are ready f.this is kabul. >> pl american protestors on a boat bound for the gaza strip have been prevent from leaving greece. protestors tried to head tout to be satisfactory athens but intercepted
. he died when his unit came under enemy fire in afghanistan on july 5th. sergeant amber whether served in the marine corps before joining the army leaves behind a wife and 2 son sons. patriots guard riders and police officers took part in the funeral procession. >> large dust storm swept through the phoenix area this afternoon for the second time in last couple weeks. gigantic cloud blanketed the region if you should by 50 miles an hour winds. whale it is fascinating to look at, strange and erie as well some medical experts warn of the potential health risk posed by the storms. they do more than get the car dirty. doctors say the dust can trigger valley fever a flu like illness inhaling airborne fungus superior picked up by the desert soil and blown around seen here. >> well, on to something else. every new parent knows you say you are having a boy you gate lot of blue baby gift of. if it's a girl you get pitching. but where exactly does that tradition come from? and is it starting to change? andrea has some answers. >>reporter: greg 6-year-old son started reaching for pin
-year-old san jose native was killed july 5th when his unit came under enemy fire in afghanistan. he had served 10 years in the marines and 6 in the army. >> that shows very selfless person. very cranial us person and for that we are just forever grateful. >> patriots guard writers on hand at moffitt field to pay tribute. among a gold star mom whose own son killed in iraq three years ago. this is her first patriot guard ride. what we do is fwhal the guard did for me and my family and my so son. >>reporter: funeral service and presentation of pill tear medal will take place here in daly city on monday. emotion filled day included confusion about whether flags will be flown at half staff on monday to honor the fallen soldier. they will and when we see them we will know why. >> if nick the fourth was an awesome father. awesome son and if any credible soldier. >>reporter: in daly stishtion abc 7 news. >>> is he san francisco doctor killed and at least 3 others injured when big rig collided with a hospital shuttle bus today. it happened at the busy intersection of octavia bouleva
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